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Wedding and Event Catering
Chef Matt was quick to respond to my request for a caterer. He sent me an email right away! He was extremely professional and detail oriented from beginning to end. That detail is what made him stand out. He was such a pleasure to work with, and I completely trusted him with all of the things I usually take care of myself. I had nothing to worry about and that was great! Chef Matt prepped ahead, showed up on time, prepared delicious food, and then cleaned up after my party. He also has a great personality! The entire experience was awesome and I couldn't have been happier. My guests and my family thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food he prepared for us. I wish I had taken photos! I would definitely hire Chef Matt again!Dec 12, 2018VerifiedChef Matt Finarelli, LLC's reply
Thanks so much Vicki! It was great working with you, and your family was so welcoming and fun to work with! I look forward to cooking with and for you all again someday soon! :)
During the December holiday season, Matt taught us how to make his Roman Holiday offerings of Spaghetti alla Carbonera, Steaks and Cipolline in Agrodice, Piselli al Guanciale, and Chocolate Chip Orange Cannolis. Not only did we learn how to prepare them, we delighted in them as well. Everything was so delicious, that we have since had Matt cater some dishes for us. He is knowledgeable, friendly, and expert at what he does and I highly recommend him as a chef.Jan 19, 2013Chef Matt Finarelli, LLC's reply
I had a simply wonderful time teaching you all, and appreciate the kind words here. And your praise of my pasta is some of the best I've ever received, so thank you so much for that!
Chef Matt prepared a wonderful dinner for a 6 person birthday party for my family. The presentation and quality were excellent. He gave us an explanation of the spices and how everything was cooked before each course which made it really fun and led to great conversations. We will have him back to do a cooking class at the house soon! Thanks for a wonderful evening, Matt!Aug 29, 2019VerifiedChef Matt Finarelli, LLC's reply
Thank you so much Kristin! It was such a special night cooking for your sister's birthday, and I had a wonderful time all around! I look forward to the upcoming cooking classes, and of course any future events I can help with as well!
I hired Chef Matt as a personal chef for my wife and I, 20th wedding anniversary dinner. We were extremely pleased. Aside from the superb food, Chef Matt was very organized, very professional and soooo friendly and personable. My guests loved his interaction and couldn't stop talking of how great the experience.Jan 29, 2017VerifiedChef Matt Finarelli, LLC's reply
Thank you so much Harl! Cooking with you and your family was truly an honor, and I would thrilled to cook for you all again!
Event Catering (Buffet)
Chef Matt's food is exceptional. He can really cook and he cares about everything he does. He made an extremely tasty meal for a party of 175-200 people and impressed everyone. Will definately hire him for the next party. In addition, he is an informative teacher. Can't wait to take another class from him.Sep 18, 2016Verified
- What types of customers have you worked with?The most common job is a cooking class in a client's house. Friends and family get together and we cook a customized class menu together and then of course enjoy the results of our labor together as well!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Make sure the chef instructor has experience working in restaurant kitchens. Someone who has been on the line will surely pass on great experience, tips and stories to make the class more fun!